Paul Collins is currently Assistant Professor for the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina teaching courses in theatrical design and production, especially lighting design. As resident lighting designer for the Department of Theatre and Dance, Paul designs the lighting for two to three productions each academic year. Paul is also active in professional and academic theatres outside of the College. Recent professional lighting designs include West Side Story at Charleston Southern University, Hair, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Fiddler on the Roof at the Barn Theatre in Augusta MI, August, Osage County at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville SC, and Hamlet with the Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Lighting Designs at the College of Charleston include The Bacchae, The Who’s Tommy, Spring Awakening, and Letters to Sala.
In addition, Paul has often enjoyed collaborating on new works. While a graduate student, Paul worked alongside playwrights in the Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop in developing several new plays including Akarui, Landless and Achilles, Scourge of Man for the Iowa New Play Festival. In addition he worked with Director/Choreographer Martha Clarke and Tony Award winning Lighting Designer Christopher Akerlind in developing In the Night, as part of the Iowa Partnership for the Arts.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a Master of Science in Communications at Grand Valley State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design at the University of Iowa.
About this site
I developed (am developing?) this website for use in my Stage Lighting Class at College of Charleston.
If you've stumbled across the site and find it useful, I'd love it if you would let me know by sending me an email or by filling out the form below.
If you're an educator and would like to use this site in your class, please also let me know, because tenure.